• Research

    The Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership is committed to conducting cutting-edge research to augment the knowledge and understanding of management and leadership practices within diverse healthcare organizations, spanning hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical and medical technology firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations.

    Through its interdisciplinary research, the Centre strives to provide valuable academic insights and practical guidance to health sector organizations. It enables them to establish and maintain a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes and a more efficient and effective healthcare system.


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Our Research

We collaborate with major corporations and not-for-profit organizations to produce impactful studies and reports addressing pertinent healthcare management and leadership topics.  


  • Future of Healthcare

    The healthcare industry is transforming significantly due to technological advancements, evolving consumer demands, and financial constraints. A recent study conducted by Professor Sriharan and their team in Canada explores the necessary leadership skills required to manage the healthcare industry in the future.

  • Women in Healthcare

    Women make up 75% of the health sector workforce. Research led by Professor Abi Sriharan explores the experiences and challenges faced by women in health care.

  • Leading during a Crisis

    During times of crisis, such as pandemics or natural disasters, healthcare leaders face many challenges and opportunities. Their decisions and actions profoundly impact their organizations and communities socially and economically. In-depth research conducted by Professor Sriharan and colleagues has revealed that crisis leadership is a demanding skill that requires healthcare leaders to take a proactive approach by staying informed, communicating effectively, and being adaptable.

  • Our People

    Our research network is overseen by Professor Abi Sriharan and supported by a research advisory committee. Our Faculty Scholars are thought leaders in Organizational Behaviour, Operational Research, Accounting and Finance.

    Krembil Centre Research Advisory Committee

    Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership at Schulich School of Business is planning to establish a Research Advisory Board made up of leaders in a range of organizations associated with the healthcare sector. The overall purpose of this committee will be to provide advice and direction on the Centre’s Research agenda along with facilitating and developing the Centre’s engagement with the broader research community. The board will provide collegial advice and hands-on assistance to help the Centre achieve its research objectives. More information forthcoming.

    Faculty Scholars

    The Krembil Faculty Scholars are esteemed faculty members at York University with expertise in leadership and management research, particularly in the health sector. They are respected thought leaders in their respective fields.

    Apply to Become a Faculty Scholar

    Student Opportunities

    The Centre is planning to provide opportunities for students to engage in research projects. Potential pathways to engage with the Centre will be shared soon.

  • <b>Abi Sriharan</b> <br> Research Director and Senior Scientist, Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership & Adjunct Professor, Health Sector Innovation
    Abi Sriharan
    Research Director and Senior Scientist, Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership & Adjunct Professor, Health Sector Innovation
  • Speaker Series

    We organize a monthly speaker series that showcases the latest academic research on healthcare management and leadership. The 2023-2024 speaker series will focus on Digital Innovations and the Future of Health Care. For more information, visit our Outreach page.

  • Opportunities for Collaboration

    We offer the following services to help health sector organizations:

    1. Research and analysis
    2. Consultancy and advisory services
    3. Resources and publications
  • Contact Us

    Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership
    Rob and Cheryl Graduate Study & Research Building,
    Schulich School of Business, York University,
    45 York Boulevard, Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3

    Email address: ResearchKrembilCentre@schulich.yorku.ca